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The Steel Detailers, Inc. Provides Assist to AISC with AESS Specs

The Steel Detailers, Inc. Provides Assist to AISC with AESS Specs

The 2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice defines five categories of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS):

  • AESS 1: Basic Elements
  • AESS 2: Feature Elements not in Close View
  • AESS 3: Feature Elements in Close View
  • AESS 4: Showcase Elements
  • AESS C: Custom Elements

Because the new Code requires that a mock-up be provided for all AESS categories, AISC developed a set of five small connection sculptures to allow the visualization of possible appearance levels corresponding to the characteristics of each.

Longtime SDS/2 customer The Steel Detailers, Inc. of Seminole, Florida, modeled and produced the drawings used in the fabrication of these sculptures. To see each of the drawings, click here.

To learn much more about AESS specifications, check out the November 2017 issue of Modern Steel Construction.